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Republican challenger Larry Casha today announced that he is withdrawing his candidacy in the New Jersey 11th congressional district race and throwing his support to Rosemary Becchi.
“With an eye toward the greater cause, I have decided to withdraw from the 11th Congressional District race. It is my belief that this district, this state and this country will be better served with a Republican member of the House of Representatives than with Mikie Sherrill. I have had the opportunity of meeting and speaking with Rosemary and I am convinced that she has the integrity, intelligence and gravitas to win the election this November and defeat Mikie Sherrill and more importantly be a Congresswoman we can be proud of.
“I have said from the start, that in order to be successful in November, we as Republicans must unite behind one candidate to avoid an expensive and unproductive primary. We need to focus all of our attention and resources in reclaiming the 11th Congressional District with a member of Congress that has the same values as the constituents. I know that Rosemary Becchi is that person.
“I ask that all Republicans join me and support Rosemary Becchi in this year’s election. I recognize what an outstanding Congresswoman Rosemary Becchi will make and it is my hope, that all of the voters of the 11th Congressional District do as well.”